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View Poll Results: Which tranny do you run offroad
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Poll: Auto or Manual

So which do you run offroad and why

me manual like the full control of the motor
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auto. set it and forget it
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Auto, dont have to worry about shifting, you can just go.
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I like manuals off road but I dont have the choice to change from auto.
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I've got my choice between the Ranger and my Bronco. I love wheeling with the manual in the Ranger. It is more challenging in some situations where the clutch gets to be a touchy, but it makes the experience more... kick ***.
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I love the manual offroad, but I just don't like the crappy stock clutch.
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auto fo sho. no clutch to deal with in those sticky offcamber situations.
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if i had enough power and a decent clutch then i would say manual but the way it is now i wish it was automatic when i was whelling
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Auto, don't really have a choice lol
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if i had enough power and a decent clutch then i would say manual but the way it is now i wish it was automatic when i was whelling

ive wheeled two rigs that were geared properly and had decent clutches. you could let the clutch out without giving it any gas and it would just crawl. but i would still prefer an auto.
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I've wheeled autos and manuals and I like the auto more. Reason being you dont have to worry about riding the clutch and burning it up or accidently letting to much clutch out and end up doing something you didnt want to. I have had plenty of experience with manuals so dont say i am just a noob at it. It just seems easier to wheel with a auto.
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Auto...because 4x4 manuals are hard to come by with all the other automatic features (power windows, locks, mirrors)

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i say auto for trucks, manuals for cars or anything fast
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I think I would rather have the manual. More control but it does take a lot more skill. Plus they are a lot funner to drive. I just wish I could have found a decent 4x4 with power options that I could afford.
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I run manual because of the full control. There is nothing like going downhill in 1st gear low with no brakes. The only problem is that the manual in Rangers are trash. The only advantage I see the auto having is not rolling back when you go to take off but if you know how to drive a manual correctly then you shouldn't roll back much or at all.

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i just switched from auto to manual and its quite different but theres alot more control in the manual and with the 4.88s i dont usaully have to touch the clutch at all i can just gas and brake
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i have a manual... somedays i think it would be nice to wheel an automatic..

with the manual you also run the risk of packing the clutch with mud dirt and water when in a really deep hole. but i love the manual for when your in 4low you can just crawl and dont really have to clutch it a whole lot which is nice.. a manual is a pain in the *** in town with the traffic and stuff. i wouldnt mind finding a 77-79 F150 to build a wheeler out of it and i want put an automatic into it.
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Auto for most off road, but manual for street/off road racing.
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